When I first began researching the McGlothlin men that had married daughters of William and Rebecca Oney Corel, I had found that many researchers before me believed that both David (who married Jemima) and Robert Emmitt (who married Rebecca Ann) McGlothlin were the sons of Revolutionary Veteran John McLaughlin and his wife, Judith Leathers.
David McGlothlin was always the mysterious one for me. He was the one that I felt might not belong with the Leathers-McLaughlin family. I had no real proof one way or another, and I still don’t, it is just a gut feeling. I will be the first to admit that I am still rather new at genealogy, compared to many researchers who’s work I have reviewed, so my gut feeling may not mean a thing!